Patricia O. Vella is a member of the Delaware Corporate Law Counseling Group of Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, which specializes in providing advice on corporate governance and transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, capital raising and corporate control contests. She regularly provides advice on corporate governance matters and a variety of corporate transactions for publicly traded and privately held corporations. She is often called upon to advise on mergers and acquisitions, financings, asset sales and other significant transactions. Her work includes structuring complex transactions and often involves counseling boards of directors and board committees on their fiduciary duties and the technical aspects of Delaware corporate law. She also provides formal legal opinions on issues involving Delaware corporate law.
Patricia is actively involved with the American Bar Association's Mergers & Acquisitions Committee and is Co-Chair of the ABA's Joint Task Force on Governance Issues in Business Combinations. She is a frequent speaker on Delaware corporate law issues at venues such as the ABA Business Law Section meetings and The University of Texas School of Law's Mergers and Acquisitions Institute. Patricia is also a member of the State Bar of Delaware and the Delaware State Bar Association.